CANALIZATION

n. in evolutionary genetics, refers to the repression of variation by containing them within narrow bounds. In neurology, refers to greater ease in transmission through repeated use of a specific neural pathway. In psychology, refers to channeling of an organism's needs into a fixed behavior pattern.

CANALIZATION: "In evolutionary genetics, canalization is a mechanism used for maintaining a more constant phenotype by containing and repressing genetic variation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CANALIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/canalization/ (accessed February 4, 2020).
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